Do you have a desire to make a difference in the world? Do you have a heart for helping the poor, the oppressed and the forgotten? If so, then Max Lucado’s new book Outlive Your Life is a must read for you.
I recently finished reading this great book and, as usual, Lucado delivered a powerful message that is just what we need to hear. He explains how God uses people like us – normal, everyday folks – to make a difference.
The basis of the book is the early church in Jerusalem found in the book of Acts. Just as God used that group of disciples to change the world He can use us to do the same. Lucado describes in detail some practical ways we can outlive our lives by helping the poor, hungry and forgotten of the world. Through such chapters as Team Up, See the Need; Touch the Hurt, and Pray First; Pray Most the reader gets some good ideas on how to make a difference. Throughout the book you will find Scripture references to help you along the way. Following the last chapter is a Discussion and Action Guide, filled with questions and action ideas. These are good for further study or if you wanted to use the book in a small group setting. I think it would make a great Sunday School class study.
I’m a big fan of Max Lucado and have ready many of his books. While I’ve enjoyed most, I think this one might be the most helpful I’ve read. The book really makes you think about how compassionate you are (or aren’t). There is so much need in the world, and we can start right in our own neighborhoods helping others. I’ll end by quoting Lucado.
We are given a choice…an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Worth a try, don’t you think?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson as a part of their BookSneeze blogger program in exchange for my honest review.